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Saudi preacher gets off light for raping, killing daughter
Saudi preacher who raped and tortured to death five-year-old girl is ordered by court to pay 'blood money' to mother after having served short jail term
AFP , Saturday 2 Feb 2013
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A Saudi preacher who raped his five-year-old daughter and tortured her to death has been sentenced to pay "blood money" to the mother after having served a short jail term, activists said on Saturday.

Lamia al-Ghamdi was admitted to hospital on December 25, 2011 with multiple injuries, including a crushed skull, broken ribs and left arm, extensive bruising and burns, the activists said. She died last October 22.

Fayhan al-Ghamdi, an Islamic preacher and regular guest on Muslim television networks, confessed to having used cables and a cane to inflict the injuries, the activists from the group "Women to Drive" said in a statement.

They said the father had doubted Lama's virginity and had her checked up by a medic.

Randa al-Kaleeb, a social worker from the hospital where Lama was admitted, said the girl's back was broken and that she had been raped "everywhere", according to the group.

According to the victim's mother, hospital staff told her that her "child's rectum had been torn open and the abuser had attempted to burn it closed."

The activists said that the judge had ruled the prosecution could only seek "blood money (compensation for the next of kin under Islamic law) and the time the defendant had served in prison since Lama's death suffices as punishment."

Three Saudi activists, including Manal al-Sharif, have raised objections to the ruling.

The ruling is based on Islamic laws that a father cannot be executed for murdering his children, nor can husbands be executed for murdering their wives, activists said.





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gm
08-05-2013 08:16am
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Real Face
This is what their real face is....this is what they have been doing for centuries.
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Abdulwahab
11-02-2013 06:20am
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Bull
Islam is not Saudi Arabia. How dare they make up their own laws and stick them to the holy name of Islam? Shame on them, he ought to be killed. What a living example of hell on earth!!!
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hasina khatri
07-02-2013 03:54am
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shame
there is no islamic law that permits such heinous crimes ,islam is a fair religion,i am shocked at the saudis,shame on them,,this criminal deserved to be beheaded...
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SC
06-02-2013 11:38am
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Sick people
There is no hope for the middle east. Any chance to built a wall around the whole lot. They contribute nothing to this world and to mankind. They lie that hundereds of years ago they invented algebra and chemistry and astronomy - yes - stolen from India during the muslim invasions. They cant invade anyone anymore - so zero productivity.
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NerdCrunch
05-02-2013 02:35pm
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Nothing to do with ISLAM
This ruling of court has nothing to do with Islam. If real teachings of Islam are to be implemented, this so called preacher would have been given death penalty. Effing Saudi officials are trying to suppress the fall out with this verdict!
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not really necessary
04-02-2013 07:57pm
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seriously?
Give me an evidence from Qura'an that says a guy can murder his wives or children, ONE EVIDENCE like please where did you get this crazy idea of islamic allowing that? if that's true you'd see this kind of crimes at the top. almost everyone would think it's okay to do that. May god have mercy on her mother.
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Simpleton
04-02-2013 03:55pm
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Islam Misrepresented.
ISLAM does Not allow to kill ANYONE, leave alone, own children or wife! On the contrary, the Man in Islam is Mahram of the women in the family-- one who is responsible and protector in every respect, including feeding, taking care, protecting from harm and anyone else. Moreover being Mahram, one cannot marry his Mother, step-mother, sister, Daughter, daughter in law. One of the reason Islam emphasizes Hijab (covering the body from strangers). Rape, Murder is unthinkable in Islam, which preaches Peace, as taught by the Prophet Mohammad (saws). Perhaps it’s the particular country’s law or may have been manipulated to protect some individuals!
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Eltawil
04-02-2013 07:44am
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Unbelievable
So now we should believe what those 'activists' are saying? What happened to getting to the bottom of the case and finding the truth when it comes to journalism? Please consult Muslim scholars and ask them about those imaginary laws you mentioned in your article.
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Mariam
04-02-2013 04:27am
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What has this world come to? This poor little girl! She is in a better place now as for her father he will have hell waiting for him. This is not Islamic law! How can an Islamic country let him get away with it?? So corrupted
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Joe
04-02-2013 01:58am
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Wow
Another reason to never visit the Middle East. There is no hope for this region of the world.
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